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A Day’s Lesson Plan Book How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? *You can use a magnetic tenframe on the board with this book. It introduces counting by two’s, five’s and ten’s.* Song 5 Little Pumpkins by Super Simple Songs One little pumpkin, smiling, smilingOne little pumpkin, smiling, smilingOne little pumpkin, smiling, smilingOne little pumpkin is happy.
Book Chart Create a graph to keep track of the colors of leaves collected Song 10 Little Leaves – Finger Play Song for Children Group Activity Go outside for a nature walk and collect fallen leaves (use gathered leaves for art project) Centers Art (choose one or do them all) Leaf Rubbings Leaf Collage Paint
Book Get Active Have students practice balancing red, yellow and green balloons on their heads. Once balance practice is complete, it might be fun to have a little balloon battle. Chart/Graph Colors of Apples (have children list off the different apple colors they have seen and/or tried) Song Have You Ever Seen an Apple? https://1plus1plus1equals1.net/2010/10/something-special-apple-songs-for-music/
Book Hip Hip Hooray, It’s Grandparent’s Day Chart Encourage some giggles if you want with this one. Create a chart tracking how many students in the class have bald grandpas. Other ideas could focus on grandparents who have gray hair, or wear glasses. Song Down on Grandpa’s Farm Centers Art Make a card and gift
Book: A Handful of Buttons *Use discretion as a teacher when introducing diverse family dynamics. This book is inclusive and may be found offensive to some parents. ALWAYS make sure to use integrity in your teaching. If a family has not approved of teaching specific terms and/or details, you can still share that families may